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TWO NEW PINS FROM THE ARTPIN COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE

unnamed-21Art Pin Collection is back with two new releases celebrating the art of enamel pins!

First up there’s “Arianhrod” from internationally acclaimed “Scarygirl” creator artist Nathan Jurevicius. 1.25″ Hard enamel pin on card, available in two colors, each released in a limited edition of 75. The pin, featuring an Owl, often depicted in Jurevicius’ art, has his signature style and colors.

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Up next is “Vampyramid” by Portland artist Martin Ontiveros. the 1.5″ inch Hard enamel pin on card is released in a limited edition of 125. The fierce bloodsucking winged pyramid showcases Ontiveros’ unique line and crazy creatures.

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Currently these pins are available from Rotofugi and soon wherever quality pins are sold!

-Travis


‘BLACK AND GOLD’ BOBA DRINKIN’ BOBA PIN NOW AVAILABLE

unnamed-20Just in time for Valentine’s day and only available through Special Ed Toys‘ Bootleg Gift Shop HERE, is the latest edition of Luke Chueh’s Boba Drinkin’ Boba hard enamel pin. This Black and Gold edition of the 1.5″ pin comes inside a black gift box with a black 2″x2″ black card with gold foil stamping. The release is limited to 100 pieces world wide and is sure to go quick!

-Travis.


LUNA RETAILER EXCLUSIVE ‘BLUE’ NOW AVAILABLE FROM YOUR FAVORITE STORES

lunafigOk Luna fans, we are excited to share that the retailer exclusive Blue edition of Luna is now available! This edition of the 6.5″ tall vinyl figure is limited to just 200 pieces world wide and can only be purchased from the fine retailers who push the things we call designer toys. The retail price is $60 each and can be picked up from your favorite store. Below are the ones we have seen carrying her so far, click the store name to purchase or stop in if you are in the area for the brick n mortars.

MyPlasticHeart – New York (Brick n Mortar & Online Retailer)

Tenacious Toys – New York (Online Retailer)

Rotofugi – Chicago (Brick n Mortar & Online Retailer)

Strange Cat Toys – Florida (Online Retailer)

MotherShip Gallery– Philadelphia (Brick n Mortar)

Collect and Display – United Kingdom (Online Retailer)

Tainted Visions – (Online Retailer)

Don’t see your favorite store? Tell them to get Luna! For more info have them email us HERE.

We hope you grab one of these for your collection!

Travis


“THROUGH THE KALEIDOSCOPE BRIGHTLY” SHOW AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY

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Later this month at Corey Helford Gallery, they will play host to the works of Michael Page. Page’s work is a burst of color and youthful, energetic figures that bring a bright chaos of dynamic movement, evoking the constant flow of imagery that allows us an alternate nostalgic reality that both collides and connects with our own.  The heart is pleased and the mind is stirred.  His paintings have to be seen to appreciate their unique ability to come alive from the canvas and we urge you to join us for his first major exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery, sharing the main gallery with another voice defining our times, Hikari Shimoda, on Saturday, January 21st from 7-11pm.

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UVD WEEKLY WRAP-UP EP 26: NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS, A NEW HOPE

In this episode Travis and Ben talk about new releases from Violence Toys, Scott Tolleson’s new Labbit from Kidrobot, Galerie F’s moving sale, a new 20″ Squadt release from Rotofugi, Roger Gastman’s “Wall Writers”, and a little bit about what s coming in the designer toy world in 2017!

To enter the Wall Writers contest click HERE.

-Travis

 


WALL WRITERS: GRAFFITI IN ITS INNOCENCE NOW ON iTUNES

Film maker Roger Gastman has a new film tracing the early history of graffiti in New York City and Phillidelphia between 1967 and 1973. The film interviews many of the scenes originators for the very first time ever. The film gives an in-depth look at the culture, people, and what made graffiti what it is today! Check out the trailer above, or to purchase the film for $13 HERE.

-Travis

 

 


UVD WEEKLY WRAP-UP EP 25: CHRISTMAS CRAPTACULAR

In this episode Travis and Ben talk get in the Christmas sprit by talking about how you can win a Kickstarter Exclusive Luna from The Toy Chronicle, new art shows from Spoke Art and Rotofugi, Pins from KaNO, and take a trip down memory lane and tell funny stories from their childhood Chritmas Days! To subscribe to our YouTube channel make sure to follow the link HERE.

-Travis